Dubeux

Author's details

Date registered: January 28, 2014

Latest posts

  1. Managing Grazing Land to Enhance Bee Habitat — October 6, 2017
  2. Ecosystem Services provided by Grass-Legume Pastures — May 12, 2017
  3. Late Planting of Cool-Season Forages — December 16, 2016
  4. Time to Order Cool-Season Forage Seeds — August 19, 2016
  5. Grazing Management during Spring Transition — April 15, 2016

Author's posts listings

Managing Grazing Land to Enhance Bee Habitat

Jose Dubeux and Liza Garcia, University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center

Improved forages are not only good for livestock, but they can also help feed bees! Managing grasslands to enhance bee habitat requires similar management practices to those needed to enhance pasture for grazing livestock. Diversification of pasture species, management …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/06/managing-grazing-land-to-enhance-bee-habitat/

Ecosystem Services provided by Grass-Legume Pastures

Jose Dubeux, Liza Garcia, David Jaramillo, Erick Santos, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

You might not be familiar with the term “Ecosystem Services,” but putting it simply, these are the benefits obtained from ecosystems (interactions between living organisms in a particular environment). These services benefit both people and the environment. Ecosystem …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/ecosystem-services-provided-by-grass-legume-pastures/

Late Planting of Cool-Season Forages

Jose Dubeux, A. Blount, C. Mackowiak, E. Santos, D. Jaramillo, L. Garcia, J. Pereira Neto, L. Dantas

Things do not always happen according to plan, especially this fall for cool-season forage planting. The recommended planting period of cool-season grasses in North Florida ranges from October 15th to November 15th.  However, this year North …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/16/late-planting-of-cool-season-forages/

Time to Order Cool-Season Forage Seeds

Jose Dubeux – University of Florida – NFREC Forage Management Specialist

Have you booked your seeds for cool-season pastures?

Fall is rapidly approaching, so it is time to book your cool-season forage seeds. Cool-season forages represent a great opportunity to improve livestock gain with reduced cost. Whether you are raising stocker cattle or …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/08/19/time-to-order-cool-season-forage-seeds/

Grazing Management during Spring Transition

Spring is an important time of year to manage grazing of pastures. During the spring, warm-season perennials start to emerge from their cool-season dormancy. If you overseeded your pastures with cool-season forages, you need to manage the competition that happens during this transition period. Spring is also the prime season for growth of annual ryegrass …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/04/15/grazing-management-during-spring-transition/

Opportunities and Challenges of Alfalfa Production in North Florida

J. Dubeux, Jr. and A. Blount, University of Florida/IFAS – North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), 3925 Highway 71, Marianna, FL

P. Munoz, University of Florida/IFAS – Agronomy Department, Gainesville, FL.

Florida has approximately 119,000 dairy cows and a well-developed horse industry that generates …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/11/06/opportunities-and-challenges-of-alfalfa-production-in-north-florida/

Integrating Perennial Peanut into Grass Pastures

Jose Dubeux, University of Florida/IFAS – North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC)

Rhizoma peanut (commonly known as perennial peanut) is a warm-season perennial legume well adapted to Florida. It has high digestibility (65-75%) and crude protein concentrations (15-20%), that can really boost livestock performance. Integrating rhizoma peanut into bahiagrass pastures can almost …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/06/19/integrating-perennial-peanut-into-grass-pastures/

Grazing Management is Key for Profitable Livestock Production

Jose Dubeux, , University of Florida/IFAS – North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC)

Pastures are different than hay fields or row crops. The final product is not the crop per se, but the animal gain obtained from grazing it. As a result, livestock need to be managed to graze (harvest) the forage efficiently …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/02/06/grazing-management-is-key-for-profitable-livestock-production/

Start Preparing for Winter Pastures

Jose Dubeux – NFREC Forage Management Spcialist  dubeux@ufl.edu

Cool-season forages are a viable option for North Florida. They extend the grazing season by providing high quality forage to enhance livestock performance. There are many options available, including annual cool-season legumes, annual ryegrass, small grains, and their mixtures. These forages can be no-till drilled on …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/09/05/start-preparing-for-winter-pastures/

Grazing Management Can Improve Pasture Fertility

Jose Dubeux – UF/IFAS NFREC Forage Management Specialist

Introduction-How much of the nutrients cattle consume are recycled back to the pasture?

Livestock consume nutrients contained in forages and feeds and return most of them to the pasture in their waste in the form of manure and urine. On average, 80 to 90% of plant macronutrients …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/04/11/grazing-management-can-improve-pasture-fertility/